2017 Recruiting Update: May 25, 2016
This has nothing to do with 2017 recruiting, but I finalized the TTB Ratings for the 2016 class on Monday (LINK).
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2017
Grenada (MS) Grenada safety C.J. Avery was offered by Michigan. Avery is a 6’1″, 198 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #19 safety, and #198 overall. As a junior in 2015, he made 76 tackles, 5 INTs, and 1 fumble return for a TD. He’s an aggressive safety who high-points the ball well and is a pretty vicious hitter.
Richmond (VA) Benedictine linebacker Ellis Brooks decommitted from Duke. He’s a 6’2″, 233 lb. prospect with offers from North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pitt, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #16 outside linebacker, and #230 overall. Duke doesn’t typically recruit well, so Brooks was their top commit in 2017; he was also a teammate of the Blue Devils’ highest rated signee in 2016, wide receiver Scott Bracey.
Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips defensive end Robert Porcher IV was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 245 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Mississippi State, USC, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #58 weakside end, and #1334 overall. As a junior in 2015, he made 92 tackles, 32 TFLs, and 11 sacks. He’s the son of former Detroit Lions defensive end Robert Porcher, and he attends a school that Michigan recruited pretty heavily during the Rich Rodriguez era (Demetrius Hart, Ricardo Miller, etc.). Despite a high level of productivity, Porcher does not seem to be a standout athletically, and I think he’s pretty accurately ranked as a so-so 3-star.
Hit the jump for a few more bits and pieces of 2017 recruiting.